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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Linkdump for June 29th

by Rob Friesel

How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI 37signals: tl;dr: We made Basecamp Next go woop-woop fast by using a fancy HTML5 feature and some serious elbow grease on them caching wheels (tagged: pushState caching pjax 37signals ) The PHP Singularity Coding Horror: If you want to produce free-as-in-whatever […]

Linkdump for June 28th

by Rob Friesel

Someone is Coming to Eat You Rands: …the future is invented by the people who don’t give a shit about the past. (tagged: essay innovation ) the recruiter honeypot By Elaine Wherry. A bit long and Silicon Valley-centric, but an interesting read about recruiting and recruiters. (tagged: essay essa LinkedIn hiring recruiting ) Asgard: Web-based […]

Linkdump for June 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Advice on Learning Joe Conway on learning Erlang (and learning in a more general sense): Knowing all of the wrong ways to solve a problem is just as important as knowing the right way, by the way. (tagged: mentorship learning ) The care and feeding of software engineers (or, why engineers are grumpy) Nicholas Zakas: […]

Linkdump for June 21st

by Rob Friesel

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia Who else? Matt Taibbi, at Rolling Stone: That doesn't sound like much. But when added to the other fractions of a percent stolen from basically every other town in America on every other bond issued by Wall Street in the past 10 to 15 years, it starts […]

six weeks with Prismatic

by Rob Friesel

About six weeks ago, I started using Prismatic and entered it into my daily1 routine. It’s like your own personal “best of the web” that gets smarter about your interests as you go along. I’m still feeling as positive about it now as I was after the first 24 hours. Ever since that post, I […]

Linkdump for June 19th

by Rob Friesel

Single-direction margin declarations By Harry Roberts, writing at CSS Wizardry: I’m not sure how I arrived at this rule, but I’m really glad I did and I would likely never ever change it. The basic premise is that you should try and define all your margins in one direction. This means always use margin-bottom to […]

review: Imagine

by Rob Friesel

In Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer presents a series of experimental findings and narratives, and draws them together into an optimistic thesis on creativity and innovation. But there are two books here: there’s the successful book, the book where Lehrer is a capable wordsmith with a knack for describing and synthesizing these scientific findings […]